Eric Schmidt offered his views at a recent Gartner Symposium. A snippet of the complete interview covering his views of 5 years out is below:
His comments may stir different interests amon each listener. For me they were:
- Google plans on an innovation level, not revenue
- He feels most organizations are trapped in a 1980's architecture and are trying to get out
- Google tools (and others from the cloud, perhaps) are the means of escape
- Google isn't designing the future; they are inventing it as they go along (iterative development)
- Google seems to recognize [my interpretation] that the enterprise is made up of consumers. By providing products that may appear to be consumer oriented they are find a path into the enterprise. This path enables an incremental approach to building capability and service levels
As always, it's good to be reminded of some well-known facts: five years is a factor of 10 in Moore's Law. So in 5 years my current 10MB internet connection will be 100MB.